“The tribunal formed to investigate a 200 million shillings bribery claims against suspended supreme court judge Philip Tunoi resumed its public hearings this morning after it adjourned last week. Geoffrey Kiplagat who filed an affidavit claiming that he facilitated payment of the bribe to the judge has been undergoing cross examination by Tunoi’s lawyer, Fred Ngatia. Kiplagat claims both Tunoi and Kidero were present at the petrol station where the one was exchanged. During the cross examination, Kiplagat admitted that Tunoi is not attend initial meetings prior to the bribe. Tunoi had initially denied knowing Kiplagat but NSIS records later showed that the two had exchanged several text messages. Justice Tunoi also said he had gathered new evidence from “sources” that could help bolster his defense on bribery allegations leveled against him” (KTN News Kenya, 2016).
“A special committee of the judicial service commission investigating bribery allegations against Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi says it will present its findings this Friday. This after the expiry of the period within which it was supposed to complete hearings from justice Tunoi, Nairobi governor Evans Kidero and others implicated in the allegations. The committee which was appointed last week had been given seven days to complete the task” (KTN News, 2016)
“2 million US dollars can fit into 2 standard size suitcases. Kiplagat alleges Kidero bribed Justice Tunoi with 2 million dollars. 2 million US dollars would weigh about 20Kgs” (Kenya Citizen TV, 2016).
“Supreme Court Judge Phllip Tunoi sought to discredit his accuser in the Sh 200 million bribery saga as he fought off allegations that could bring down his career and those of several colleagues. Appearing before a committee probing the allegations Tunoi said an affidavit implicating him was possibly drawn by judiciary staff in an elaborate plot to end his career. As Francis Gachuri now reports Tunoi’s accuser Geoffrey Kiplagat also appeared before the committee that has until Wednesday to submit its findings” (Kenya Citizen TV, 2016).
Think, that is enough for now. Peace.